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evening on this saturday night. it's great to have you with us. we begin this evening with that standoff playing in the small town in alabama. at the center of it all, a little 5-year-old boy for five days now has been held under ground in a bunker, pulled off a school bus, out of the front seat where he loved to seit is. teams of law enforcement have arrived standing watch. neighbors lighting candles standing vigil. as temperatures are expect td to plum met, authorities are saying little about how they can get this boy out. abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: five days into this dramatic standoff, we're learning that hostage taker jimmy lee dykes has been in constant contact with negotiators. letting them send things to that little boy held hostage, 5-year-old ethan. >> he's also allowed us to providing color books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the boy reportedly has adhd and a form of autism. police don't think that dykes has physically harmed the boy. but we know that he has crying. there are
leading to the underground bunker. >> he's also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the boy reportedly has adhd and a form of autism. police don't think that dykes has physically harmed the boy. but we know that he has been crying. the bunker has an electric heater. but below the surface, there are near-freezing temperatures. we have learned in a bizarre twist that dykes has questioned that a reporter be sent into the bunker to speak to him. last tuesday, it was just like any other school day. little ethan was sitting in his favorite seat in the front of the bus. >> i looked up. he was threatening to kill us all. he said, i'll kill you all. i'll kill you all. i just want two kids. >> reporter: she was on that bus and said that dykes walked in and gave the driver a note. before shooting him dead and then running off with ethan in his arms. one of dykes' neighbors said that his behavior was so bizarre in the weeks before the shooting that
or a family of a police officer is likely. help us to find dorner before he's able to kill again. >> "before he's able to kill again." powerful and frightening words, pierre. >> david, that's one of the more urgent press conferences you will ever see. they couldn't be more blunt. they believe if dorner is not caught, and caught soon, that he'll likely try to strike again. >> all right, pierre, i know you'll stay in los angeles on this story. thank you. >>> and there's another story from california as well. a school plot thwarted. san diego county authorities believe the student was planning an attack for tomorrow. they intercepted an e-mail from a 12-year-old boy, mentioning 3,000 rounds of ammunition and listed 23 students and a teacher at his middle school in poway. the boy is in custody. >>> and another situation, this one in the gulf of mexico. thousands of passengers on a cruise ship drifting without power. abc's matt gutman with the latest. >> reporter: tonight there are over 4200 people aboard the carnival triumph. adrift about 150 miles off the yucatan peninsula. the fire erupted ear
makes so many of us laugh. >>> and talk about pressure. the whole school counting on this first-grader. what they got only if he makes this free throw. >>> good evening. thanks for being here this saturday night. we do begin here with the blizzard of 2013. 45 million americans digging out from the snow. after hurricane-strength winds driving that storm through, the next system on the way. sam champion on that shortly. but first, the pictures tonight. half dozen states, images like this. this guy's snow blower almost completely disappearing. this, so common today. trying to get the cars that just vanished from the snow. one family put the camera on their back deck, look at how quickly the covered the lens. look at the northeast there. disappearing under a massive storm. of course the numbers telling the story tonight. at least four dead, including one child. more than 650,000 without power. more than 5300 flights canceled. our extreme weather team. we lead off with meteorologist ginger zee who was in boston. ginger, good evening. >> reporter: david, good evening to you. i'm stand
to arrive at the scene saw miss tors you trying to revive ste steenkamp using cpr after she was shot with 9 millimeter four times through a bathroom door. pistorius' friends believe that he mistook her for a intruder at a local sports bar, pistorius frequented, his fans had few words. >> i'm shocked. >> reporter: on south african national tv tonight, they watched the launch of a reality show, featuring steencavern and a tribute to the life of a law graduate and budding international star. how will it end for oscar miss tors you is now in the ends of a court. bazi kanani, pretoria, south africa. >>> winter roaring back tonight. in detroit tonight, white-out conditions triggering this massive accident on interstate 75. more 20 spinouts. >>> another system viewers tweeting us and e-mailing photos from the south, and a viewer sending this from wake forest. let's bring in ginger zee, the system moving up the coast is what you're watching. >> reporter: right. parts of the carolina, virginia, overnight, a lot of it will fall into the open ocean. tomorrow, to the cape, rhode island, is going to get
in it. and you'll see here tonight what they chose to use. bazi kanani is in pretoria tonight. >> reporter: an explosive report in a major south african newspaper tonight. the respected city press says multiple police sources confirmed to them, a bloody cricket bat found in oscar pistorius's home after the valentine's day shooting of his cover model girlfriend is a key piece of evidence. possibly used in an argument leading up to her fatal shooting. police officials refuse to comment on the new claims, appearing just as pistorius's family has been coming to his defense. >> i can promise you, with the knowledge i've got, he will come out right. >> reporter: pistorius's father today is quoted saying his son shot steenkamp accidentally, mistaking her for an intruder. what do you do if somebody is in the house? he said, do you think it's one of your family? of course, you don't. the victim's father also speaking out offering surprising sympathy for a man he had never even met, saying, he must be going through things that we don't know about. there is no hatred in our hearts. and n
and off the wall. he caught the right front of my wall. >> they started wrecking in front of us. from that point it was too late. you're run something fast. >> reporter: we have people on the ground working to assess the number of people injured and the extent of their injuries. obviously, it's a dark day for nascar when fans get injured. tomorrow is the big race, the daytona 500, many of those same drivers will be competing again in just a few hours. dan? >> linzie, lot of people will want to know about danica patrick, she'll be starting in pole position, was she involved in many wreck. >> she was not. >> there will be a lot of people relieved to hear that thank you for that on that developing so ir. >>> another developing story from roechl. vatican taking aim at those unconfirmed reports that the spoep resigning frbefore a scandal. abc's david wright is in vatican city for us tonight. >> reporter: tonight the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. saying it has to defend the freedom of cardinals. the official communique made the vatican press corp
the winners are. >> good evening, everyone. thank you so much for joining us on this spd night. i'm paula faris. davis mur is on assignment. we begin with the dramatic start to the nascar season. the stadium packed with 167,000 fans for the celebrated daytona 500 today. they were there to watch jimmie johnson cross the finish line and take the season's first prize. but in the back of their minds, there were these images of the terrifying end to yesterday's preliminary race. a spin-out involving a dozen cars. one mangled car smashing into the fence and breaking into pieces. some pieces striking fans and injuring 28 people. after a frantic night repairing all of that damage, today's race went on. the lingering questions about fan safety remain. abc's matt gutman is at the speedway with the latest. >> reporter: tonight it was vintage nascar, the fireworks bravado, and the speed. jimmie johnson taking home the biggest trove ne nascar. danica patrick, who made history earlier this week by taking pole position, finished eighth. >> the fers with which these cars come around that bend is absolute
. people can drive and drive safely here in boston. david? >> all right, ginger zee. ginger zee leading us off tonight. >>> we also learned today of countless stories. drivers trapped in their cars. forced to sleep in them overnight. abc's john schriffen on long island, new york, tonight with those drivers stranded. >> reporter: dozens of cars cemented in snow. as far as the eye can see. here on long island, some areas were pummelled with nearly 3 feet of snow, falling fast overnight. stopping drivers like sebastian who was trying to get home from work. >> you have been sitting here the whole time? >> no food, no drink. no nothing. >> reporter: have you called anyone for help? >> i'm trying to reach the police now. >> reporter: firefighters are out here doing their best. but mother nature isn't cooperating. the wind is still whipping out here. >> the condition is still worse. lot of snowdrifts. >> reporter: those traveling by train didn't fare much better. with amtrak cancelling service for a second day in ree today between boston and new york. in the air a virtual no-fly zone. triggering
that s.e.a.l., chris kyle, took out more u.s. enemies than anyone else ever did as a sniper. he often said he preferred to think about the lives he saved by doing it. after four tours in iraq, he returned home to help american troops recover from the invisible wound of war. tonight this young man, eddie routh, is accused of killing him. abc's ryan owens is in texas and he leads us off tonight. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot he once hit a target more than a mile away, but police say it was a bullet fired at point blank range that ended the life of the husband and father of two. >> i'm a better husband and father than i was a killer. >> reporter: the 38-year-old died at a place he should have felt comfortable, this gun range southwest of dallas. and detectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. >> the suspect's mother, she may have reached out to mr. kyle to try and help her son, and we kind of have an idea that maybe that's why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: officers arrested t
us that a small piece could be worth thousands of dollars. thousands of dollars. bigger chunks, hundreds of thousands. >> there's no doubt that millions and millions of dollars in value, pieces fell to earth. >> reporter: the frozen ground and snow will help preserve the meteor debris. in what may turn out to be a new cosmic gold rush. there are already people here who want to cash in on the worldwide attention. they want to turn this remote city into a tourist destination. david? >> kirit, thank you. >>> and of course, that meteor has people all over the globe keeping an eye to sky. from california overnight, this, a fireball streaking across the sky. caught by this camera in this car. it littered up twitter. it was a meteor star, unrelated to the one in russia. >>> we do move on tonight and to south africa tonight, the heartbroken parents of oscar pistorius, now breaking their silence. defending him against the allegations that he murdered his girlfriend. and it comes as a reality show debuts with his slain girlfriend still in it. abc's bazi kanani reporting. >> reporter: the
. possibly used in an argument leading up to her fatal shooting. police officials refuse to comment on the new claims, appearing just as pistorius's family has been coming to his defense. >> i can promise you, with the knowledge i've got, he will come out right. >> reporter: pistorius's father today is quoted saying his son shot steenkamp accidentally, mistaking her for an intruder. what do you do if somebody is in the house? he said, do you think it's one of your family? of course, you don't. the victim's father also speaking out offering surprising sympathy for a man he had never even met, saying, he must be going through things that we don't know about. there is no hatred in our hearts. and now controversy over the premier of a reality show reeva steenkamp had recently taped. a special tribute airing last night. but under fire for being insensitive, criticized in their use of her last words on the series. >> the way that you go out, not just your journey in life, but the way that you make your exit is so important if you even made an impact in a positive way or a negative way. >>
correspondent takes us through the city where the meteor hit. >>> breaking their silence. the blade runner's family on their son and the murder charges that he now faces, just as the reality show starring his slain girlfriend debuts with her still in it. >>> caught on tape. crash landing. "the view" from inside the cockpit, as the 7-month-old baby surviving in his father's arms. >>> sally's secret. with the oscars approaching, tonight, revealing what happened in her own life that suddenly changed how she played mrs. lincoln. >> it will be one of the things that i remember forever and ever and ever. >>> good evening. thanks for being here this saturday night. we do begin with the aftermath from that massive meteor that came crashing to earth, thousands of people still stunned by what they saw. new images coming in this evening, the streak across the sky that kept getting brighter. these images captured by a dash cam. look at this tonight, clearer picture of the icy lake, where they believe a piece of that meteor came crashing through. tonight, the massive cleanup, the miles of broken glass,
, involving iran. and u.s. iran with a new bold announcement about future nuclear attacks. plus, rare access to the streets of iran. and hearing from the young people, what would they say to president obama. >>> >>> and the footloose first lady. why michelle obama is going viral tonight. >>> and good evening. i'm dan harris. we'll get to david muir in iran in just a moment. >>> but we're going to start tonight with the breaking news out of florida. a treacherous finale to a race at the daytona international speedway. cars colliding, getting tossed around like toys. pieces of cars flying over a fence, injuring at least a dozen people, many of them fans. abc's linzie janis on the story. >> reporter: one driver sparked a dramatic crash on the daytona track. >> and contact! and a terrible crash coming to finish. >> reporter: sending his car spinning into the wall and another going airborne. parts of the 12 cars involved in the crash, slide through the fence, into the stands, hitting and injuring spectators. so far, 15 people have been taken to the hospital. the drivers are all okay. now, take a
that wreck. >> i hope everyone is in the stands is okay. >> they started wrecking in front of us. unfortunately at that point, it was too late. you're running so fast. >> reporter: it's a dark day for nascar when fans get injured. tomorrow is the big race, the daytona 500, many of those same drivers will be competing again in just a few hours. dan? >> back to this crash, it was one car triggered the whole thing. >> that's right. you can see the car out in front, tries to block his opponent immediately behind him from getting out in front of him. that sparked the big crash. you can see the car that goes airborne, driven by kyle larson, its engine got completely ripped off, that's part of went into the stands. you can see it burning there. it wedged itself in a hole in the fence. this is why we have some very serious injuries, we're told that six of these patients will be trauma patients. >> linzie, lot of people will want to know about danica patrick, the first woman to start in pole position. was she involved here? >> she was not involved. she actually had to bow out of the race
. ryan owens leads us off tonight. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot he once hit a target more than a mile away, but police say it was a bullet fired at point blank range that ended the life of the husband and father of two. >> i'm a better husband and father than i was a killer. >> reporter: the 38-year-old died at a place he should have felt comfort anl, this gun range southwest of dallas. and detectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. >> the suspect's mother, she may have reached out to mr. kyle to try and help her son, and we kind of have an idea that maybe that's why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray routh, after a police chase saturday night. they sd that routh turned the gun on kyle and a friend, chad littlefield, murdering them both. his family told them he was having trouble readjusting to life at home after years of war. that's something kyle spoke about frequently. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a w
that hoooounddd! tonight you gotta get your cash back, on new slacks. use freedom on lunch with jack. everybody get! everybody get! get your cash back. chase freedom. >>> from abc news, world headquarters, this is abc "world news" with david muir. >>> good evening. thanks for being here this sunday night. we begin with breaking news from california this evening. authorities are now offering a million dollar reward to anyone who helps them find that ex-cop who they say has already killed three with with a long list left to go. christopher dorner was fired from the lapd, accused of lying about a fellow officer and now he's flipping vengeance from his manifesto. authorities have offered forceful words along with that reward. now to california, to the center of the search. >> we'll not tolerate this murderer remaining at large. >> reporter: today a task force desperately trying to stop a week long reign of terror offered a $1 million reward. >> this is an act of domestic terrorism. >> reporter: police scaled back their search in the mountains today. there's been no sign of dorner since his burned o
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